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UPDATE: Found a solution here, seems to be a asus bug.

During one of the re-boots, I realized that my boot order had changed. I saw "UEFI Sony Optical", so I went into the CD-DVD Drive options and now saw "Sony Optical", listed just under "UEFI Sony Optical". All I did was change the drive in the #1 Boot Order field to "Sony Optical", hit F10 to "Save and Reboot".

I am installing windows 7 on a new machine, no stop, it needs to be windows 7, you know why, because I have a free copy of SAS which I need to run for my degree, and its a windows version, so yeah, windows 7 is a hard limit.

So put my CD in, I can’t install on that drive it is MBR partitioned EFI systems can only be installed on GPT disks, fine, grab GParted and repartition the disk, get a error that windows can’t be installed on a GPT it needs a MBR disk.

I have a 64GB SSD and a I TB HDD

WTF, what am I missing? Also posted on Dreamwidth http://cheshire.dreamwidth.org/216457.html You should consider joining dream width, they seem less evil

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carlowe
Mar. 11th, 2013 12:38 am (UTC)
I can ask my workmates; I'm working in IT now but the acronyms are over my head.
carlowe
Mar. 11th, 2013 12:44 am (UTC)
Ok, Google smartened me up - I've never had a win7 install prob relating to disk formatting variation. Rhetorical question; Could there be another issue being masked, so to speak?
cheshire_bitten
Apr. 5th, 2013 08:35 am (UTC)
Hey, I didn't see this comment until now, shakes fist at Lj.

I updated the post about the solution I found, looks like it was a motherboard bug.
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